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Legislation authored by Dan Patrick

Includes legislation with Dan Patrick as the primary author for the 80th through 83rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

83rd Regular Session
SB 2 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to certain charter schools.
SB 3 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to public high school graduation, including curriculum and assessment requirements for graduation and funding in support of certain curriculum authorized for graduation.
SB 17 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the training in school safety of certain educators of a school district or an open-enrollment charter school authorized to carry a concealed handgun on school premises.
SB 20 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Caption: Relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation; providing penalties.
SB 23 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program.
SB 97 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing penalties.
SB 98 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses.
SB 99 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.
SB 100 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.
SB 101 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue.
SB 102 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the rollback tax rate of a taxing unit other than a school district and to voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.
SB 103 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices.
SB 135 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the use of a public school student's performance on an end-of-course assessment instrument in determining the student's final grade for the course.
SB 154 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 155 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of commercial or industrial real property.
SB 161 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the computation of the franchise tax by certain taxable entities that rent or lease equipment.
SB 200 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Pension Review Board.
SB 217 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the state employee charitable campaign.
SB 218 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Education Agency and to the abolition of the State Board for Educator Certification and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Education Agency; changing the amounts of certain fees and providing for the ad valorem tax rate to be imposed after annexation of an insolvent or inoperative school district.
SB 233 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the use of funds of certain municipal hospital authorities.
SB 249 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of breach of computer security.
SB 431 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to eliminating the set-aside of a portion of designated tuition for student financial assistance at public institutions of higher education.
SB 432 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits of individuals who serve on the appraisal review board of an appraisal district.
SB 433 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.
SB 452 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the date of the primary election and related procedures.
SB 573 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to certain University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.
SB 574 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the option of providing electronic recordings of proceedings in the municipal court of record for the City of Houston.
SB 751 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 531; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 752 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 530; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 753 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the production of the index of the parties to all suits by the clerk of a district court.
SB 754 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reporting of the hiring of lobbyists on behalf of a governmental entity.
SB 755 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates.
SB 756 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the responsibility for keeping fire-fighting equipment furnished to a volunteer fire department by a county in good working order.
SB 757 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 257; providing authority to issue bonds.
SB 767 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.
SB 876 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the discharge of a surety's liability on a bail bond in a criminal case.
SB 877 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to establishing the Citizens' Star of Texas Award.
SB 878 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture.
SB 1028 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; providing a criminal penalty.
SB 1128 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to curriculum requirements in American and Texas history at institutions of higher education.
SB 1201 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to ad valorem tax lien transfers.
SB 1213 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of temporary election officers for unemployment compensation.
SB 1217 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county to deposit fees collected by a county bail bond board in a separate county fund.
SB 1252 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain tangible personal property and services related to mineral exploration and production.
SB 1255 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to binding arbitration of an appraisal review board order determining a protest of an unequal appraisal of the owner's property.
SB 1256 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a sale to be considered a comparable sale for ad valorem tax purposes.
SB 1299 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to powers of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority relating to certain wells.
SB 1380 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the placement of video cameras in self-contained classrooms providing special education services.
SB 1403 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to public school teachers.
SB 1404 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to attendance at and completion of high school by students who are in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
SB 1406 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to State Board of Education oversight of regional education service center activities concerning certain curriculum management systems.
SB 1407 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the recovery school district.
SB 1408 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to public school performance ratings that reflect acceptable and unacceptable performance.
SB 1409 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to public information regarding facilities of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.
SB 1410 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program.
SB 1570 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business by public junior college districts in awarding certain contracts.
SB 1571 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to home-rule school district charters and to the applicability of certain laws and procedures to those districts.
SB 1572 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the character of and citation to enacted legislation.
SB 1573 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the amount of money authorized to be used for Clean Air Act local initiative projects related to vehicles.
SB 1720 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program for teachers who agree to teach mathematics or science in certain school districts in this state.
SB 1721 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class.
SB 1723 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain citizens residing outside the United States to vote a full ballot.
SB 1724 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to end-of-course assessment instruments administered to public high school students and other measures of secondary-level performance.
SB 1740 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the public education grant program.
SCR 23 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Rejecting unlimited submission to the current administration and Congress, reaffirming the sovereignty of our state, and opposing taxes imposed on the citizens of Texas by the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
SCR 33 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Recalling S.B. No. 346 from the house for further consideration.
SCR 42 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections to S.B. No. 217.
SCR 47 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Withdrawn by the Author
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections to S.B. No. 2.
SCR 49 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections to S.B. No. 2.
SJR 10 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations of revenue.
SJR 14 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.
SJR 15 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SJR 28 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.
SJR 35 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain food, drinks, and medicine.
SR 223 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming February 17 through 23, 2013, National Engineers Week in Texas.
SR 394 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 5, 2013, as KIPP Day at the State Capitol.
SR 689 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Governor William P. Clements, Jr., Scholars.
SR 773 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Spring Volunteer Fire Department.
SR 877 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Watermelon Run for the Fallen in Hempstead.
SR 975 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Grant Manier for his outstanding achievements as an artist.
SR 1074 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 508.
SR 1081 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 5.
83rd 1st Called Session
SB 15 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations from state tax revenues.
SB 16 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty.
SB 17 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program.
SB 18 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing penalties.
SB 30 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the knowing employment of unauthorized foreign nationals and to a biennial report regarding reported violations.
SB 31 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the date of the primary election and related procedures.
SB 32 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the rollback tax rate of a taxing unit other than a school district and to voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.
SB 37 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the number of charters that may be granted for open-enrollment charter schools.
SB 38 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program.
SB 39 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the condemnation of conservation easements.
SJR 4 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.
SR 9 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of an official Texas Historical Marker at Cypress Top Historic Park.
SR 117 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Tomball High School Cougars baseball team for winning a 2013 state championship title.
83rd 2nd Called Session
SB 9 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing penalties.
SB 13 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the number of charters that may be granted for open-enrollment charter schools.
SB 14 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program.
SB 15 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program.
SB 16 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations from state tax revenues.
SB 17 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the knowing employment of unauthorized foreign nationals and to a biennial report regarding reported violations.
SB 37 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the date of the primary election and related procedures.
SB 38 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty.
SB 41 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the use by a school district or district employee of certain existing student curriculum materials developed or provided by a regional education service center.
SJR 11 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.
SR 50 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Danielle Bradbery for winning season four of The Voice.
83rd 3rd Called Session
SB 6 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations from state tax revenues.
SB 7 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program.
SB 8 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty.
SB 9 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the use by a school district or district employee of certain existing student curriculum materials developed or provided by a regional education service center.
SB 14 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities; providing a civil penalty.
SB 18 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to a school choice program for certain students with disabilities.
SB 19 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the number of charters that may be granted for open-enrollment charter schools.
82nd Regular Session
SB 16 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to informed consent to an abortion.
SB 124 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities; providing a civil penalty.
SB 125 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the retention of the $1 million total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.
SB 126 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the duty of a peace officer to inquire into the lawful presence of certain persons.
SB 127 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of charter schools.
SB 128 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.
SB 129 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 130 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to informed consent to an abortion.
SB 243 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the reestablishment of the Texas Bleeding Disorders Advisory Council.
SB 244 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the continuing education requirements for certain peace officers.
SB 391 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the provision of electronic samples of a textbook adopted by the State Board of Education.
SB 392 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.
SB 393 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to amended sales tax reports and the reallocation of sales tax revenue.
SB 394 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful transport of an undocumented person.
SB 395 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses.
SB 443 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to measures intended to provide flexibility and cost savings to school districts.
SB 444 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to eliminating the set-aside of a portion of designated tuition for student financial assistance at public institutions of higher education.
SB 474 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of commercial or industrial real property.
SB 475 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 524; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 476 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the classification of automotive repair shops as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.
SB 477 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the allocation to a school district of the expenses of a joint election.
SB 515 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to required individual health insurance coverage.
SB 516 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.
SB 714 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules.
SB 827 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the child health plan and medical assistance programs.
SB 828 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues.
SB 829 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain professional services by certain governmental entities.
SB 830 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the use of customs brokers to obtain a refund of sales and use taxes and to the retention of the $1 million total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.
SB 838 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the penalty for driving while intoxicated.
SB 839 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the presence of minors in certain alcoholic beverage establishments; providing penalties.
SB 840 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the issues at a hearing for a person whose driver's license is administratively suspended for refusal to consent to the taking of a specimen following an arrest for certain intoxication offenses.
SB 841 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of breach of computer security.
SB 842 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to requiring the use of an ignition interlock device on conviction of certain intoxication offenses.
SB 843 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of failure to identify.
SB 844 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the offense of escape from custody by a person lawfully detained.
SB 845 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of accused persons on personal bond.
SB 846 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the scope of practice of advanced practice nurses at certain sites serving medically underserved populations.
SB 847 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain hospital districts to contract for the performance of administrative functions and services.
SB 848 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain designated physician groups.
SB 902 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to participation by private school students in University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.
SB 903 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses.
SB 904 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain citizens residing outside the United States to vote a full ballot.
SB 905 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to statewide elected officials, certain current and former members of the legislature, and certain federal and state employees.
SB 906 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board.
SB 945 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing a lower-division institution of higher education to award an associate degree to a student enrolled in a four-year public institution of higher education who previously attended the lower-division institution.
SB 946 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the public school finance system.
SB 947 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to certain criminal investigators of the United States and to other federal law enforcement personnel.
SB 1199 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a ballot by mail single language requirement.
SB 1200 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the venue for prosecution of misdemeanor cases in justice of the peace courts located in certain counties.
SB 1201 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to regulatory takings.
SB 1202 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to asbestos and silica litigation.
SB 1214 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to certain University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.
SB 1215 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes of the appraised value of a residence homestead and the offsetting of the resulting revenue loss to school districts with state sales and use tax revenue.
SB 1396 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to measures to increase cost efficiency at public institutions of higher education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including the elimination of certain reporting and other requirements imposed on institutions or the coordinating board.
SB 1397 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact.
SB 1398 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to verification of precinct and ballot styles during the public testing of direct recording electronic voting machine systems.
SB 1399 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Committee report distributed
Caption: Relating to the regulation of foundation repair contractors; providing penalties.
SB 1400 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations.
SB 1544 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a determination on granting assault leave to a certified educator where there has been a juvenile or criminal conviction.
SB 1545 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the liability of a volunteer health care practitioner who conducts a physical examination or medical screening of a student athlete.
SB 1546 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the right to a new hearing before an appraisal review board following a failure to attend a hearing.
SB 1547 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the foreclosure of certain property associations' assessment liens.
SB 1548 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system and to an offense involving the release of a DNA sample to an unauthorized recipient.
SB 1785 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Department of Health Professions to regulate certain health professions, the transfer of certain powers and duties to the department, and the abolishment of certain state agencies and other licensing entities.
SB 1786 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the coverage by health benefit plans of expenses or procedures that violate certain religious convictions.
SB 1787 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the information provided by a peace officer before requesting a specimen to determine intoxication.
SB 1788 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to planning for students enrolled in public school special education programs.
SB 1789 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to platting requirements affecting subdivision golf courses in certain counties.
SB 1790 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing an administrative penalty.
SB 1791 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring certain state retirees from the elected class to contribute toward the cost of health insurance.
SB 1792 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes.
SB 1793 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow recreational use of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases.
SB 1822 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain supplemental student loan programs and the issuance of private activity bonds by qualified nonprofit corporations.
SB 1823 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to guaranteed student loans and alternative education loans.
SB 1882 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of Harris County Improvement District No. 22; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.
SB 1897 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Vintage Municipal Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.
SCR 14 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
SJR 7 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SJR 12 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.
SJR 20 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.
SJR 21 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled.
SJR 27 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund.
SJR 36 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes all or part of the appraised value of a residence homestead.
SJR 49 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or a religious organization's free exercise of religion.
SR 87 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the efforts of the Boot Campaign and its contributions to United States active duty service members and veterans.
SR 503 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Patriot Guard Riders on their commitment to supporting the families of veterans and active-duty military members.
SR 551 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 150th anniversary of the unification of the Republic of Italy.
SR 637 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Louis Bernard Marks on the occasion of his 87th birthday.
SR 770 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2011 class of Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Scholars, for their commitment to public service and public policy.
SR 827 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing pregnancy care centers for their dedication.
SR 846 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing O.A. "Bum" Phillips.
SR 873 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of William Arnold McMinn, Jr.
SR 931 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the participants in the Texas Honor Ride.
82nd 1st Called Session
SB 17 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact.
SB 20 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain citizens residing outside the United States to vote a full ballot.
SB 21 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing an administrative penalty.
SB 29 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
Caption: Relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation; providing penalties.
SR 114 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 5th Annual Weiser Air Park BBQ Cook-Off as a Texas State Barbecue Championship competition.
81st Regular Session
SB 19 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the computation of the franchise tax.
SB 182 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to informed consent to an abortion.
SB 276 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the determination of the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 299 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 300 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to eliminating or modifying certain mandates on school districts.
SB 308 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the number of charters the State Board of Education may grant for open-enrollment charter schools.
SB 357 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in the United States and the suspension of licenses held by certain employers for the knowing employment of those persons.
SB 358 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.
SB 359 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to punishment for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.
SB 360 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to exempting certain hurricane preparation supplies from the sales tax for a limited period.
SB 361 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain water service providers ensure emergency operations during an extended power outage.
SB 389 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the definition of a police vehicle for the purposes of certain traffic laws.
SB 390 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to confidentiality of certain information under the public information law and in local tax appraisal records regarding federal law enforcement officers.
SB 391 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain election practices and procedures.
SB 392 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices.
SB 393 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the treatment for school finance purposes of school district optional residence homestead ad valorem tax exemptions.
SB 450 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the investment of retirement system funds in certain private business entities doing business in Iran.
SB 530 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disposition of cash in possession of a deceased pauper.
SB 531 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the medical assistance program and to the billing coordination system for claims submitted for payment from the Medicaid program.
SB 532 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to a physician's delegation of prescriptive authority to physician assistants or advanced practice nurses.
SB 700 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to increased transparency regarding appraisals for ad valorem tax purposes and increased tax rates.
SB 727 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.
SB 816 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the Texas Teach Corps Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for undergraduate students who agree to teach in school districts in this state that have shortages of teachers in mathematics or science.
SB 850 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to information required to establish resident status in connection with tuition and fees charged by public institutions of higher education.
SB 851 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the reallocation of local sales and use taxes.
SB 852 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the collection and allocation of local sales and use taxes.
SB 853 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing injunctive relief during proceedings to cancel or suspend certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.
SB 854 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the operation and regulation of massage establishments; imposing penalties.
SB 928 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.
SB 1038 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the name, powers, and duties of the Northampton Municipal Utility District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
SB 1039 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 478; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 1041 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the liability of public servants of certain governmental units for property damage.
SB 1174 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the disposition of the fines collected from persons issued citations for certain offenses by a school district peace officer.
SB 1175 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of failure to identify.
SB 1176 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the punishment prescribed for the offense of evading arrest or detention.
SB 1177 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the suspension of the driver's license of a person arrested for an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol.
SB 1178 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the penalty for driving while intoxicated.
SB 1179 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to requiring general academic teaching institutions to offer health benefit plans to students.
SB 1180 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to regulatory takings.
SB 1181 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Business & Industry
Caption: Relating to the employment of certain persons by amusement parks.
SB 1184 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to online and correspondence real estate and real estate inspection courses.
SB 1215 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.
SB 1304 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to notice to students of a public institution of higher education of the required use of a portion of a student's tuition payments to provide student financial aid.
SB 1305 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to insurance premium payment assistance for certain persons who have hemophilia and are unable to pay the entire cost of treatment.
SB 1830 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of open-enrollment charter schools.
SB 1831 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to participation by private school students in University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.
SB 1832 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for judge-ordered community supervision or for release on parole or to mandatory supervision of a defendant convicted of criminal solicitation of capital murder.
SB 1833 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to county participation in the enterprise zone program.
SB 1834 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.
SB 1835 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the offenses of unauthorized duplication, unauthorized recording, and improper labeling of recordings.
SB 1836 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the residence or location of certain sex offenders and to notice reflecting that location.
SB 1837 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the Texas Bleeding Disorders Advisory Council.
SB 1838 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to involuntary termination of parental rights based on attempted murder or solicitation of murder of the child's other parent.
SB 1839 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the definition of an authorized emergency vehicle.
SB 1980 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the regulation of massage parlors by certain counties; providing penalties.
SB 1981 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the proximity of certain sex offenders' residences to a school.
SB 1982 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of pool-related electrical maintenance.
SB 2147 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the priority of transferred tax liens.
SB 2148 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to information and assistance provided by the chief appraiser to emergency management authorities.
SB 2149 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the reporting of certain inventories for ad valorem tax purposes; providing penalties.
SB 2150 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to study the practices and procedures of the Texas Legislature.
SB 2151 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain designated physician groups.
SB 2152 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exception to the wealth per student limitation for certain school districts.
SB 2335 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to auditing procedures and authority relating to county education departments in certain populous counties.
SB 2336 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board and the creation of a commission to advise the board.
SB 2455 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 495; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2467 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of Waller Town Center Management District; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds; and granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2472 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District No. 14; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.
SB 2473 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District No. 13; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.
SB 2496 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers of the Westchase District.
SB 2510 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District No. 18; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.
SB 2536 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority.
SB 2537 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 524; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2542 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District No. 17; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.
SB 2552 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of Harris County Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
SB 2568 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in the United States and the suspension of licenses held by certain employers for the knowing employment of those persons.
SB 2584 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the reporting of certain felons incarcerated in Texas jails to federal authorities.
SCR 51 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Urging the Congress of the United States to oppose any efforts to adopt the Employee Free Choice Act or any similar legislation.
SCR 63 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending the Governor William P. Clements, Jr., Scholars on their service to their state.
SJR 13 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SJR 40 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right of freedom of conscience.
SR 3 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring election volunteers on the occasion of Volunteers for Democracy Day.
SR 158 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Rodney Dale Waters of Spring.
SR 499 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Sydney Drain for her commitment to service and volunteerism.
SR 542 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Urging all Texans to work to reduce the incidence of drunk driving in our state.
SR 648 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Elnor Lee Garrett Moran of Houston on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
SR 747 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Houston Community College Northwest on the occasion of the renaming of its Town and Country Campus as the Spring Branch Campus.
SR 983 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating John A. Heath for being named one of Houston's "Top 40 Under 40" by the Houston Business Journal.
80th Regular Session
SB 186 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the protection of life, including unborn life, from the point of fertilization; providing penalties.
SB 268 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the imposition of a fee for money transmissions sent to a destination outside the United States and to the use of the revenue for border security purposes.
SB 347 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 348 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a 10 percent limit on annual increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of certain real property, other than residence homesteads, used primarily for residential purposes by the owner of the property.
SB 393 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to creating a recognition day in honor of election volunteers.
SB 394 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to joint municipal and school district elections.
SB 550 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the percentage of available general fund revenue allocated by a school district for instructional activities.
SB 582 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the school district's tax rate and protecting a school district against any resulting loss in local revenue.
SB 583 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability.
SB 630 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of a public integrity unit in the office of the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud.
SB 631 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to an offense involving a motor vehicle with an altered or obscured license plate.
SB 773 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of criminal trespass by illegal aliens and to certain procedures for arresting illegal aliens suspected of committing criminal offenses.
SB 800 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the delegation of certain medical acts by a physician to an advanced practice nurse or physician assistant.
SB 801 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property located in more than one appraisal district and to the boundaries of an appraisal district.
SB 920 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to informed consent to an abortion.
SB 1010 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exempting sales of certain hurricane preparation and summer seasonal supplies from the sales tax for a limited period.
SB 1098 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a subsidy for health benefits coverage for certain adopted children.
SB 1099 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a local option election in Harris County to set a limitation of not less than three percent on the maximum average annual increase in the appraised value of residence homesteads for purposes of ad valorem taxation by each political subdivision in the county.
SB 1190 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a commission on state government spending to address waste, fraud, and abuse in state agency operations.
SB 1191 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to special reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission by certain candidates and political committees after receiving large political contributions from a person.
SB 1192 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to restrictions on certain lobbyist expenditures for meals provided to legislators; providing a criminal penalty.
SB 1193 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.
SB 1194 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to retirement benefits for members of the legislature.
SB 1195 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the use of political contributions by certain state officers; providing a criminal penalty.
SB 1197 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to filling of a vacancy in an office of a county.
SB 1199 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to restrictions on certain lobbyist expenditures for meals provided to legislative employees; providing a criminal penalty.
SB 1200 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Placed on Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to rules governing the sale of tickets to an instant lottery game.
SB 1290 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance.
SB 1327 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of a vehicle.
SB 1328 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of driving while intoxicated.
SB 1329 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the criminal penalty for evading arrest by using a vehicle.
SB 1330 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to s/c by chair
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the investment of state funds in certain private business entities doing business in Iran.
SB 1347 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a mandatory DNA record for individuals convicted of certain offenses or adjudicated as having engaged in conduct constituting the commission of certain offenses.
SB 1348 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Civil Practices
Caption: Relating to the liability of a governmental unit for action taken by a peace officer engaged in the pursuit of a motor vehicle.
SB 1349 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the annexation of certain municipally owned airports.
SB 1350 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to limits on the appropriations by the Legislature.
SB 1487 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to requiring annual reporting of public school district expenditures for extracurricular facilities.
SB 1488 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Texas Teach Corps student loan repayment assistance program for certain classroom teachers who teach academic subjects in public schools in this state that have a shortage of teachers in academic subjects.
SB 1564 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to eligibility of certain persons for an alcoholic beverage license or permit.
SB 1565 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a local option election in the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County to set a limitation of not less than three percent on the maximum average annual increase in the appraised value of residence homesteads for purposes of ad valorem taxation by each county, municipality, and junior college district in the territory of the transit authority and to require the redistribution of not more than one-eighth of the sales and use tax revenue of the transit authority to those taxing units.
SB 1566 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Bleeding Disorders Advisory Council.
SB 1567 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the creation of the adoption incentive program.
SB 1568 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the structure, powers, and duties of the State Board of Education and the commissioner of education.
SB 1569 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission of undergraduate students to a general academic teaching institution that is a component institution of a university system.
SB 1570 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of an undergraduate student for automatic admission to public institutions of higher education.
SB 1571 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to requiring a minimum SAT or ACT score as a prerequisite to the automatic admission of an undergraduate student to certain public institutions of higher education.
SB 1839 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain officers to serve as election judges or clerks.
SB 1840 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the authority of a peace officer to inquire into the immigration status of certain persons.
SB 1943 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to participation by private school students in University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.
SB 1944 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for fees and dues of a state association or organization.
SJR 14 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum average annual increase in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to three percent or more.
SJR 15 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to establish a 10 percent limit on annual increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of certain real property, other than residence homesteads, used primarily for residential purposes by the owner of the property.
SJR 24 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for public school purposes on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect any reduction in the rate of those taxes.
SJR 26 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud.
SJR 39 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a local option election in Harris County to set a limitation of not less than three percent on the maximum average annual increase in the appraised value of residence homesteads for purposes of ad valorem taxation by each political subdivision in the county.
SJR 41 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish a commission on state government spending to address waste, fraud, and abuse in state agency operations.
SJR 42 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of the legislature.
SJR 50 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a local option election in the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County to set a limitation of not less than three percent on the maximum average annual increase in the appraised value of residence homesteads for purposes of ad valorem taxation by each county, municipality, and junior college district in the territory of the transit authority and to require the redistribution of a portion of the sales and use tax revenue of the transit authority to those political subdivisions.
SJR 59 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow an officer of a municipal utility district to simultaneously serve as an election judge.
SR 141 Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Providing for the display of the motto "In God We Trust" in the senate chamber.
SR 228 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Be An Angel Fund, Inc., for its contributions to the children of Houston.
SR 259 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Joe H. Reynolds for his professional and civic service.
SR 473 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the contributions that individuals of Irish descent have made to the State of Texas.
SR 552 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Frankye Lloyd McHan on the occasion of her 80th birthday.
SR 891 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing James Christopher Schilling on the occasion of his 38th birthday.
SR 899 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Anna DeSanctis for winning the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
SR 900 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Jonathan Nitsch for his accomplishments.
SR 941 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 1, 2007, as Cold War Victory Day.
SR 1019 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Glen Dock Cheek of Harris County.
SR 1121 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Irma Hicks of Houston on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
SR 1223 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Joanne Bentley for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1224 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Myra Davis for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1227 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Sherrie D. Giles for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1228 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Amy Delgado for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1229 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Deborah Houston for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1230 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Sonia Clayton for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1231 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Michelle Brekke for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1232 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Vicki Lynn Jowell for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1233 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Pushkala Atri for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1234 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Donece Knudsen for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1235 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Elizabeth Meyers for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1236 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Marie Myers for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1237 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Denise Marcilio for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1238 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Martha Ontiveros De Landeau for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1239 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bindya Patel for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1240 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Kari Rhame for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1241 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jane Shoppell for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1242 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Claretta Strickland for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1243 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Elizabeth Takacs for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1244 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Becky Thomas for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1245 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Sonya Ware for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1246 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Marguerite Williams for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1247 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Mercy Thomas for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.
SR 1248 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Cynthia Sterling for her selection as one of the Top Houston Women in Technology.